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Gyroscope

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Gyroscope
Running time 3:35
Appears on Geogaddi


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Samples / Lyrics[edit]

  • The drum loop passes quickly between the right and left channel. When wearing headphones, it sounds like it's spinning around your head. When reversed, it spins the other direction.
  • Samples a recording of a "number station" found on the shortwave radio spectrum, which are used by the world's intelligence agencies to send secret messages to agents in the field. [1] This starts at about 48 seconds into the song.
    • The recording was gifted by Sean Booth of Autechre before the Conet Project was released. [2]
    • The recording is rumoured to be of E05 or "The Counting Station" operated by the CIA. [3] The numbers in the recording match the sequence of E05 with a 3-digit ID thrice "099" followed by counting "1234567890". [4]
    • The numbers are in the following sequence:
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
      0 9 9 0 9 9 0 9 9
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
      0 9 9 0
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
      0 9 9 0 9 9 0 9
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
      0 9 9 0 9 9 0 9 9
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
      0
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
      0 9 9 0 9 9 0 9 9
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
      0 9 9 0 9
    • Mike and Marcus have admitted to having an interest in shortwave radios in their formative years, and stated that some of their really early (i.e. pre-BoC) music was made by chopping up recorded shortwave transmissions. They have never explicitly mentioned these so-called "numbers stations", but those who have heard such transmissions can testify to similar qualities in some of their music: grainy synthetic transmissions that swing between perky, simple tunes, mysterious noises, children's voices, or even sheer aural terror.
  • There is also some reversed guitar parts that swirl into the mix near the end of the track, which some have said may be from a 12-string.

Trivia[edit]

"Yeah, for me it would be the track "Gyroscope". I dreamed the sound of it, and although I've recreated dreamt songs before, I managed to do that one so quickly that the end result was 99% like my dream. It spooks me to listen to it now."

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References[edit]

  1. http://www.irdial.com/conet.htm
  2. https://www.twoism.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=254145#p254145
  3. https://www.numbers-stations.com/ns/english/e05/
  4. http://priyom.org/number-stations/english/e05
  5. HMV Interview